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Fornear Photo

Hello! We are Matt & Krista Fornear of Fornear Photo. Our photography is fun, vibrant and colorful… just like you! We incorporate a mix of candids along with creative lighting in our photography and don’t even mind capturing a few formal photos thrown in for mom and pop.

As a married couple ourselves for over 11 years (and photographing weddings together for 10 years) we feel we can really connect with our offbeat clients on a personal level since we too are tattooed, pierced, love local craft beer and are creative! Our home base is Eagle River, Wisconsin in the very heart of the Northwoods but we have photographed throughout all of Wisconsin as well as parts of Upper Michigan, Lower Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Nevada.

Needless to say we love to travel, so please don't be shy to ask for availability all over the Midwest and beyond! Also, do not let our small town roots fool you, between the two of us we have lived in the metropolises of Phoenix AZ, Chicago IL, and Milwaukee WI. This allows us relate to many different types of couples from a wide range of backgrounds as well as big city or rural alike.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

You’re Offbeat, we’re Offbeat… lets get started! Love is love and all are welcome in our circle. We have photographed many gorgeous tattooed brides, LGBTQ couples, A Game of Thrones themed wedding as seen on Offbeat Bride, a Wizard Quest wedding, a cosplay themed wedding and even a zombie wedding in Las Vegas.

Not only are we experienced photographers having photographed weddings for 10 years but in addition, Matt has a background in media arts and Krista is an experienced graphic and packaging designer which gives us a unique perspective that we love to share. Our creativity combined with your vision will help allow your love story to shine in every possible way. So much care and thought goes into the planning of all weddings but the offbeat ones ALWAYS holds a special place in our artistic hearts!

Walking away from photographing a wedding knowing our clients are now life long friends is the best feeling ever. We love when our couples share their experiences from working with us to their family and friends… it really is one of our greatest compliments we can ever receive.

When we are not snapping images of fantastic couples you might bump into us at a craft beer festival or exploring the Great Lakes region. The rest of the time we will probably be snuggling up with our kitties watching classics like The Shining or many of our new favorites from the MCU, playing XBox, working on our vintage Airstream Argosy or hunting for vinyl records.

Fornear Photo are winners of the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award several years running. Please take the time to see what our awesome clients have to say about us HERE!

"Even better than we could have imagined! Matt and Krista are AMAZING! They are funny and flexible and really helped us relax during both our engagement shoot and on our wedding day! The couple is experienced and knows exactly what they're doing! We really love that they work together the entire time, but still bring different styles and ideas in to their work. We were so satisfied with their help and with the pictures we received!! We love the amount of pictures they took on our big day and how flexible they are with time- arriving when we asked, leaving after we have all agreed that they've got enough pictures, and adapting to changes last minute changes in our schedule! We cannot wait to book anniversary or family shots with them in the future!" ~ Chloe & Hannes

"Excellent photography team! I cannot say enough about the experience we had with Matt and Krista! We did the Engagement/Wedding package with them, and were impressed by the beginning with their communication. Typically we received responses within an hour or two, not "days" which we experienced with other vendors. Both were incredibly friendly, and our pre-wedding consultation ended up being 90 minutes of just talking, which I think truly helped them get to know us and in turn made us feel very comfortable around them. At one point on the wedding night, I found myself talking with Matt about something completely non-wedding or non-photo related. They really felt like an extension of our guests at the wedding. OH, and I haven't even touched on the quality of shots they take. Matt has an incredibly creative mind, and Krista will step in with other ideas of shot which truly makes them a great team. Take a look at any of their portfolio to see the amazing things they can do with lighting. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of photographers!" ~ Matt & Megan

We are now offering $200 off our All Day Wedding Package which also comes with a complimentary engagement session. Contact us today for availability and pricing!

Examples of my work

Over the years we have been fortunate to have worked with many great couples ranging from the mildly offbeat to the full fledged unique. Your wedding can be as imaginative as you envision it to be and we want to be there with you to make your vision come alive!

Our work has been featured on Wisconsin Brides, WeddingWire at SentryWorld Wedding, a Milwaukee Public Museum Wedding, and a Northwoods Wedding as well as last but not least a Game of Thrones Wedding seen right here on Offbeat Bride!!

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